Thirty years ago on April 3, 1978, the Student Center opened its doors for the first time. From that day on, the Student Center has proved to be an icon on this campus, welcoming students year after year to engage in an education outside the classroom. With this said, it’s not hard to believe that the office of the Student Center/Student Activities has found reason to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this building and it’ excellent service to students.
A birthday party for the Student Center will be held on April 3 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Exhibit Area. The campus community is invited stop by and enjoy 70’s trivia contests, birthday chronicles and a giant cake with ice cream. The fun will continue in the evening for students to take part in one of the ’70s most popular game shows – The Price is Right.
As part of the celebration, a special gathering will take place on April 5 from 5 – 10 p.m. with alumni who were student leaders and/or worked in the Student Center. This will be a great opportunity for alums to reminisce and see the many changes to the building and the campus.
Did you know…
- The Student Center/Student Activities Office has provided over 2700 jobs for students since 1978. Different jobs over the years included student managers, print center, information desk, operations (now called conference and events staff), Living Room, and Pub staff.
- Over 48,000 events have been held in the Student Center, including approximately 2400 speakers, 900 movies and 750 concerts, dances and coffeehouses.
Written by Dana Lyford ’08.
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